Cabrera counseled the Yankees’ therapy of Andujar all through the method. He mentioned that each medical doctors concerned within the case — Ahmad and David Altchek, who offered a second opinion — had been assured that Andujar might return to his earlier type.
After struggling within the discipline final season — solely three main league third baseman made extra errors than his 15 — Andujar spent the low season and spring coaching engaged on his fielding and throwing, which he typically most well-liked to do from a sidearm angle fairly than the normal overhand methodology.
In his absence, Urshela has thrived, and over the weekend, the Yankees claimed infielder Breyvic Valera, who has performed in elements of two main league seasons, off waivers from the San Francisco Giants. Valera was despatched to Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the place he and Tyler Wade can function infield insurance coverage.
On Tuesday night time, the Yankees traded for Kendrys Morales, who Boone mentioned was anticipated take up fairly a little bit of the at-bats on the designated-hitter spot. Morales, 35, was not too long ago designated for task by the Oakland Athletics after hitting .204 with a .569 on-base-plus-slugging share.
However superior metrics steered that Morales was hitting the ball more durable than his statistics confirmed. Final season with the Toronto Blue Jays, Morales hit .249 with 21 dwelling runs and a .769 O.P.S. Morales, a change hitter, has performed in elements of 13 main league seasons, most with the Los Angeles Angels, and is a profession .267 hitter with 212 dwelling runs.
In actuality, the Yankees want solely to purchase about one other month of time for shortstop Didi Gregorius’s return. When Gregorius underwent Tommy John surgical procedure final fall, he was focused for a return sooner or later throughout the summer season. He’s on tempo to return nearer to the early aspect of that projection.
Every time Gregorius is again, Gleyber Torres can transfer again to second base. D.J. LeMahieu can float across the infield, as he was anticipated to do earlier than the season, or deal with third base, with Urshela serving as a backup.